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No. 7 (Dark Over Light) by MARK ROTHKO

MARK ROTHKO

(AMERICAN, 1903 - 1970)

No. 7 (Dark Over Light) , 1954

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ORIGINAL CURRENCY OF SALE

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Materials:

oil on canvas

Measurements:

90.08 in. (228.80 cm.) (height) by 58.58 in. (148.80 cm.) (width)

Description:

estimates on request

Markings:

signed and dated 'MARK ROTHKO 1954' (on the reverse)

Exhibited:

Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Mark Rothko, September-October 1957. Venice, Palazzo Grassi, Centro Internazionale delle Arte e del Costume, Arte e Contemplazione, July-October 1961, no. 31 (illustrated in color). Pinacoteca Provinciale di Bari; Milan, Palazzo Reale, Aspetti dell'Informale, January-March 1971, pp. 15 and 76, no. 90 (illustrated). Kunsthaus Zurich; Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Neue Nationalgalerie; Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen; London, Hayward Gallery; and Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Mark Rothko, March 1971-May 1972, pp. 62-63, no. 36 (illustrated in color).

Literature:

W. Seitz, Abstract Expressionist Painting in America, Cambridge and London, 1983, p. 54, no. 225 (illustrated). D. Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 1998, pp. 74-75 and 389, no. 506 (illustrated in color and installation view illustrated). J. Baal-Teshuva, Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: Pictures as Drama, Cologne, 2003, p. 57 (illustrated in color).

Provenance:

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York Count Alessandro Panza di Biumo, Sr., Milan, 1961 His sale; Sotheby's, New York, 02 May 1985, lot 56 Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Pantzer, New York, 1985 Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 18 November 1992, lot 43 Pace Gallery, New York, 1992 Jane and Terry Semel, Los Angeles, 1992 Anon. sale; Christie’s, New York, 19 November 1998, lot 360 Private collection, Europe Anon. sale; Christie’s, New York, 13 November 2007, lot 36 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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